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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Sep 17, 2010 7:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Pigpen's would-have-been later career

Like almost all 60's guys he would have not been the same guy his was in his prime . Would he become a mature blues singer like the later day Muddy Waters ? Even a weak PIg would have been better in those blues songs , or 'Good Loving' than Bob . In fact, the most interesting thing, is to imagine how his still being in the band would have altered things . Weir would not have tried to fill Pig's showman, bluesman shoes , would he have stayed more into the country thing ?
Maybe they would not have become so 'jazzy" in the 73-75 period . I would be hard to see him being as open to the "disco Dead" stuff, but you never know , most 60's figures did NOT improve with age . Who would have thought that the band that brought you 'White Rabbit' , would evolve into the band that brought you 'We Built This City' .
There are plenty an artists who's reputation would have benefited from a "strategic plane crash"...

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 17, 2010 8:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Pigpen's would-have-been later career

Ouch, sad but probably true.